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Learn 3 simple steps to increase your intuition

From a young age, I knew that I was able to see and feel things that not everybody else could. That ‘knowing‘ that a person wasn’t a very nice person would cause me to back away from them and cry if I was told that I had to be around them. As I got older that sense of ‘knowing‘ got stronger in the form of psychic dreams where I would see things before they happened or simply having that strong gut instinct when something was amiss.

No doubt this is something you’d expect from an intuitive with clairvoyant, clairsentient and clairaudient abilities. However, for many years I struggled to trust my intuition which would often lead me down the road of pain, heartache and drama.

My experience of having this strong sense of ‘knowing‘ is something that’s familiar to many people. As is that feeling of not knowing how to trust your intuition when it rises up to your attention. So, in this article, I’ll share with you my top suggestions for learning how to trust and make better use of your intuition.


WHAT IS INTUITION?

I consider the intuition to be the voice of the soul. With your soul being that all-knowing aspect of ourselves that guides us to experience, learn and embody in this lifetime. In order to sufficiently guides us, it speaks to us through us through our intuition.

You may often hear intuition referred to as our internal guidance system because the wisdom and guidance it brings us comes from within.


HEAD + HEART: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO

I view your head as being that more logical part of ourselves. That aspect of ourselves that likes to keep us safe yet has a funny way of going about it. One thing it does it remember all of the times when you’ve tried and failed, bringing them back into your consciousness when you try something new or similar to that which you’ve tried before. Therefore you could say that it tends to be a little fearful at times, especially in comparison to the heart.

In contrast, I see the heart as more of rebel and it’s connected to your intuition. It seeks love, connection, expansion, adventure and new experiences. It’s that place where you experience that subtle pull toward something or someone, yet don’t know why. That place of knowing.

As you can imagine the way that they communicate is different with one feeling fearful or restrictive and the other feeling joyful or expansive. You tend to find that the heart steps forward first (that initial idea or decision to try something new) and the mind follows, usually with the reason why the new course of action isn’t a good idea.

Neither is right or wrong. It just depends on what you’re working towards or what you are giving yourself permission to experience.


THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY

Our feelings and emotions will frequently manifest in the body. I recall a time when I started a new job and by midday, I had a headache and was throwing up. Some would say it’s down to nerves, yet the horrible time and experiences that I had at this workplace tell a different story. Also, the fact that I also would get a sudden headache or bout of sickness when working in an environment that was not right for me.

Headaches and sickness are my body’s way of saying that something is amiss. On the contrary when something or someone is a good fit for me I feel a little glow around my heart. So, listening to your body works for the positive and negative.

Your emotions and body may speak to you in a different way. One way to learn the language of your body is to become more aware, doing so by keeping a reflective journal of your interactions with others and in different places. Jot down how felt and any sensations in your body. Over time you are likely to notice patterns and this will help you to understand what your body is communicating with you. You may even find that as you think of key people you’ve encountered they remind you of other people you’ve known or you have an image of them come to mind. How you felt about that person or your experience of them can be a sign of how this new person is going to be in your life.

So you can see that taking the time to reflect in this way can bring much to the surface that supports you in your daily life and decision making.


DISCONNECT FROM ALL OF THAT NOISE

Learning to trust your intuition takes practise as you need to familiarise yourself with how it communicates with you. Therefore, taking time out to step away from the noise so that you can practise hearing the messages is key. Meditation is the obvious way to do that and it may require you to give yourself permission to hear the messages. If it resonates ask the Archangels Raziel or Chamuel to support you in connecting to your heart space and being open to receiving messages. Allow yourself to be quiet and still, allowing images and words to drift in and out of your mind’s eye. Keep a pen and paper close by so that you can jot down anything that really resonates with you. Do this often enough and you’ll increase that connection to your intuition, as well as learning it’s language inside out.


ARE YOU READY TO FURTHER DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION?

Any of these suggestions can be used and tweaked to support you in strengthening your intuition, as well as using it to it’s fullest potential. Doing so in a way that guides you to make aligned decisions and achieve your life goals.

If you would like support in developing your intuition or awakening your own psychic abilities, get in touch with me here.

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Read this when it feels like your intuition guided you in the wrong direction

Dear Beautiful Soul

Here’s a little message for you if you’re struggling with trusting your intuition, especially if you feel that she led you down a yucky path the last time you followed her lead…….

I often hear people say:

“I followed my intuition and it still went fucking wrong.”

Ever felt that way or said something like that? Me too!

Yet here are the things that I’ve learnt to be true: Our soul guides our intuition. Our soul doesn’t have quite the same concept of right and wrong that we do. The soul’s aim is to guide us to awaken, which involves:

  • Learning the lessons we came here to learn
  • Having the experiences we need to have and agreed to in our soul contract (soul contract is a whole new one for another time)

These experiences help us grow, awaken from the inside out. Shed the BS, integrate the lessons + indulge in the blessings.

In doing so we get closer to and finally arrive at the places we’ve been visualising, snuggle in the arms that we’ve been dreaming of and become the women we’ve been crushing on, or even better.

It’s all a journey. A beautiful, sometimes challenging and frustrating game of life. And even when it doesn’t feel like it or even when it doesn’t make sense the soul, your intuition, these chicks know the way.

Following your intuition isn’t just about sunshine and rainbows it’s about growth, unlocking the key to your heart and remembering who you were created to be and what the hell you came here to do. And sometimes that path is murky at first. Then it’s all worth it.

It’s just a matter of perspective.

A case of believing that life is happening to you or that life is happening for you.

In the case of the latter you step closer to the beauty and inner workings that your soul wants you to see.

With much love

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How to discover the personal meaning behind the signs you keep seeing

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Spirit, the Angels, the Universe, your guides…..will often ‘speak’ to you through signs and symbols. It could be that you see repeating number sequences (1111, 444, 1818), animals (owls, butterflies), white feathers or 5p coins on the ground wherever you go. Whereas these signs and symbols will have universal meaning, they also can form part of your own personal dialogue and connection with spirit, the universe or whatever you subscribe to. Popping up in your life in order to order to offer you what you need as you move through your normal daily life.


SIGNS + SYMBOLS: MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Like you I also see repeated number sequences or ask for signs when making important decisions. However, I’ve also found from giving countless psychic card readings is that during a reading different colours, numbers, symbols and animals mean specific things to me. Therefore, when I see these symbols, colours etc in a reading I instantly know what I am being guided to and have the opportunity to work with spirit to probe deeper. So, you could say that it’s like having a personal language system/set of codes that enables me to understand what they are communicating with me.

On noticing how this worked in readings I also realised that this is also the case when I see signs and symbols in my daily life. Yes, these symbols have universal meanings, yet they also mean something personal to me. For example, seeing white butterflies means that my nan is close by and wants me to know I’ll be alright. I saw them a lot as soon as she passed and they always left me with a feeling of being loved and looked over, no matter what. By listening to my body and noticing how the sign made me feel I developed my own, personal understanding of what this sign meant for me.

Could this also be something that you can learn to do too?


KNOWING WHAT THE SIGNS MEAN TO YOU

I believe that you too can learn to understand the significance of the repeated signs and symbols that come up for you. It’s just a matter of time, commitment and practice. Some things you might find helpful in doing this include:

1. Google it

I’ve put the most obvious suggestion first because it’s actually something that many don’t consider to do, preferring for others to tell them what their sign and symbols mean. This is fine yet when you search these things out yourself, you will be guided to the “answer” that is most appropriate for you at that time. Also, by doing your own search you can check in with yourself and decide what resonates with you. What really hits home and gives you that sense of “Aha, I get it“, whilst being able to eliminate the rest.

2. Thoughts + words

Begin to notice what you tend to be thinking and saying when you notice these signs. Notice whether or not your words and thoughts are positive, fuelled by negative thinking or driven by the ego. If it’s the latter then maybe the signs are guiding you away from fear and the egoic mind, right back to love. However, if the words and thoughts are aligned with love then keep in mind that you could be being guided to keep up the good work and honouring you for doing your best to align with the energy of love and the Creator.

3. Alignment + Confirmation

Often these signs and symbols will find their way to you when you are in your element. Totally absorbed and engaged in an activity that is lighting you up from within. Therefore, when you take a momentary break to look up from what you’re doing the sign you see could be a nod from above to say “You’re aligned!” It may also be confirmation about something that you have asked for guidance on, eg: What is my purpose? What work should I be doing? Is this guy for me? Is this project/idea ready to be worked on?

4. Feelings + Your body

Notice how you were feeling when you noticed your repeated sign. Are you always seeing the sign when you feel this way? For example, you may loathe your job and feel the soul call to get on wriggle on to find new work. You might be asking for guidance on this and find that your sign pops up every time you feel super bored, anxious or crappy. Could this be the answer that you are seeking? Confirmation that it’s time to start looking elsewhere. Maybe you see a white feather when you are feeling low and thinking of someone in particular. Seeing that white feather may bring on a feeling of comfort, peace, love or relief. Could it be that this your sign for reminding you that you’re loved, guided or being watched over. How you feel when you see the sign, particularly if the feeling resonates within your body (butterflies, headache, warm feeling within), can be an indicator of what spirit is wanting to communicate with you at that time.


ARE YOU READY TO LEARN WHAT UNIVERSAL SIGNS SPECIFICALLY, MEAN FOR YOU?

Just begin with noticing when you see the signs and how you feel, either after you have seen them or before. Take notes and spend time reflecting and looking over your notes to see if there are any patterns.

As mentioned be aware of where the feelings resonate in your body. Those who have followed me for years know that I’ve long since talked about listening to your body because it can reveal so much about yourself that you may not be aware of. Your intuition will often speak to you through your feelings and this is translated by the body, especially when you override or suppress your feelings. Pay attention.

Take your time and try not to get frustrated if it all feels like gobbledygook at first. By all means, use the people and resources available to you, yet also learn to trust your own inner guidance. I’ve found that in doing so you also build that strong relationship with self whilst nurturing your relationship with Source, the Creator or whoever you believe in. This is a relationship that may take time and commitment to establish. Yet it’s so worth it.

I love to hear how you get on to share your story and experiences below in the comments, Instagram or email me privately

Can’t wait to hear from you.

With much love

Xo

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3 ways I use writing as a spiritual ritual for manifesting + healing

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I’ve always loved to write. Even as a little girl I would often be found reading, drawing or writing. For me, it’s always been a natural way for me to express my self and give voice to whatever I was feeling on the inside.

My love for writing led me to take English at A-level and earn a BA Hons in Journalism, as filling up countless diaries with my thoughts and ideas. So, it’s no surprise that writing has become my spiritual practice of choice. Yep, I consider it a spiritual practice and here’s why.


WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Yoga, meditation and prayer all pave the way for us to clear our mind, find peace within and connect to the wisdom of the soul which can elude us in our daily lives. Putting pen to paper does exactly the same for me and I often find, as many of my clients who have email readings with me know, divine guidance from spirit flows through me to the pen and onto the paper. It’s for this reason that I incorporate into my life, complimenting my daily spiritual life and life in general.


DIFFERENT WRITING RITUALS

#1 Raise your vibration: Gratitude
Studies have shown that gratitude can increase your happiness by 10%. Although it can feel contrived at first and a struggle in the midst of chaos, you have it within you to change your attitude to one of gratitude. It just requires a conscious effort on your part. In my own life, I’ve used gratitude to manifest opportunities that I thought I’d missed and bringing energetic healing to crap situations.

To bring this writing ritual into your life you could begin by writing 5 things that you are grateful for, doing this at the beginning and end of your day. Within that list include yourself, expressing gratitude for your gifts, talents, body and personality traits.

Use this writing ritual to bring and shine a light on what’s working well in your life, your desires and yourself.


#2 Healing: Forgiveness
The one practice that every single teacher will recommend that you practice in order to release yourself from reliving the pain of the past and any feelings that you hold about someone that keeps you a prisoner of your past.

Writing a letter of forgiveness to yourself or someone from the past gives you the opportunity to release everything that you have been holding onto inside. All those feelings and words that you haven’t been able to say to the other person and have been storing and carrying it within your body. Where appropriate apologise and state why you are seeking forgiveness. Closing by giving thanks and wishing them well.


#3 Manifesting: Scripting
I’ve been using this technique for a while, in fact, I first started doing it for fun as a little girl (see below) and have used it to manifest new jobs, as well as improve relationships with challenging people.

The technique itself is relatively simple yet requires you to really connect to your heart and the feeling of manifesting your soul desires into reality, to ensure the best possible result. When you script you are basically writing about the life that you desire to live as if you are already living that life.

What’s beautiful about this particular technique is that you are working with that creative part of yourself, as well as your heart and soul. Bringing all three together in order to align with the Universe and the energy of your soul’s desires. Magic at its best, don’t you think?

The key to scripting for manifesting is to enjoy the process of imagining, rather than getting hung up and stressed out about when or how it is going to happen. By doing this you’re ensuring that you are manifesting with love and positivity, rather than from a place of fear.

Practise scripting with your kids
In my experience as a class teacher, I have found that most kids love to be able to use their imagination and are very good at it. So, for those kids who are able to write scripting and gratitude letters are a great way to introduce your kids to mindfulness and manifesting in a fun, yet subtle way.  Having tried it in class as a way to encourage children to free-write I found that they loved the freedom of being able to use their imagination and write without restriction or the added worry of SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).  Try it for yourself over the Easter holidays and let me know how you get on. Better still share a pic of your little one(s) create and tag me, using the #chanelmarielondon hashtag.


ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN?

With all new rituals, it’s good to make a commitment right from the get-go. Decide how many days you will commit to your writing ritual when you’ll do it and how long for (eg: 20 mins). In doing this be sure to be realistic by considering your lifestyle and current commitments so that you can really make the most of your new writing ritual.

Mix it up with other rituals, practices and, of course, the moon phases. By doing this you are able to create a writing ritual that is personal and unique to you. A writing ritual that empowers you, whilst giving voice to the truth and wisdom that lies within you.

Do you already have your own writing ritual? Are you ready to start one of your own? Wherever you are at with writing rituals I’d love to hear from you. Share your comments in the space below or join in the discussion on Instagram.


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BOOKS FOR THE SOUL

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I’ve always loved to read. Even as a little girl you would often find me with my nose in a book. Reading everything from Sweet Valley High to poetry to fact books to my Nan’s spiritual magazines. In one way or another, they each captured my imagination, stimulating my curiosity and thirst for new knowledge. As I have got older I found myself more attracted to, what I refer to as ‘books for the soul’. Initially, this interest stemmed from a desire to understand my psychic and healing abilities that little bit more, mixed with a desire to develop, grow and move from the darkness into the light. Here I share with you some of my favourite books for the soul. The books that have inspired me the most, filling me with new knowledge or called me back to them time and time again, each time offering me a new nugget of wisdom.


MY TOP 8 BOOKS FOR THE SOUL

Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.”

The poem taken from the book was introduced to me by the other participants during my Angelic Reiki practitioner training, although I wasn’t aware that I had the book that it comes from on my bookshelf at home. This book taught me about the importance of forgiveness, whilst bringing to my awareness that choosing love over fear supports you in transcending the darkness and moving forward with more ease. It became one of those books that returned to again and again, especially when healing wounds from the past and cultivating self-love within myself.
Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
As soon as I saw this book and heard a little of Rebecca’s story I knew that I had to have this book, immediately heading over to Amazon and pre-ordering it. When I read it I knew why I felt so drawn to this book because it was filled with those “aha” moments that give you the sense that Rebecca could actually be describing your own spiritual life experiences. Light is the New Black became a book that I would return to again and again, using it like an Oracle deck and opening it up at a ‘random’ page to receive perfectly timed guidance. For anyone who is taking their first steps on their spiritual path, this book will help you see that you are not alone and give you some lovely practices that you can add to your spiritual tool-kit.
The New Crystal Bible by Cassandra Eason
There are many crystals books out there but this book is one that I always go back to. Being one of the first crystal books that I owned this is the book that I credit with teaching me the basics about crystals and ideas for how to work with them. The book is packed with information about common and rarer crystals, including information about their corresponding chakras, emotional benefits and physical benefits. Having met Cassandra in person a few times I can honestly say that she is a very knowledgeable woman and this book is certainly a testament to that fact.
Angel Prayers: Harnessing the Help of Heaven to Create Miracles by Kyle Gray
I absolutely love Kyle Gray and just think that he is a genuine soul who is truly connected to the Angels. This book is lovely and introduced me to the concept of affirmative prayer, which literally changed the way in which I prayed and connected with the Angels. Within this book, there are prayers for every situation that we modern women (and men) go through in life. For a long time, it was a handy little reference book that I had on my phone and would turn to in those moments when I needed a little energetic and angelic support.
The Cosmic Ordering Service by Babel Mohr
I discovered this book in 2006 after my mum read an article about Noel Edmonds and how he used the process in this book to manifest big things in his life. Being naturally curious I wasted no time in putting the process into practice the week before my birthday party and manifesting some little treats for myself: New outfits, dates, free drinks and, further down the line, a dream job working as a buyer’s admin in the beauty dept at a well-known department store. You know all the important things in life when you are in your twenties. This book cemented my interest in manifesting, even if the girls I worked with laughed at me for believing “that shit” and led me on to delve deeper into energy, the Universe and law of attraction.
Chakra Clearing: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal by Doreen Virtue
I was introduced to this book by a girl I met on a psychic development and ghost hunting weekend. Through this book and the accompanying CD, I developed my awareness of the chakras, as well as my personal need to take the time to clear energy from my chakras in order to literally feel less stressed and off-balanced. If you are new to chakras or just a little curious this book, especially the CD, are a good starting point as Doreen explains everything in a simple, easy to understand way.
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The first time I read this book it didn’t really resonate with me and I found that I just blindly read it, not really taking the time to practice each of the daily assignments. This was way back around 2013 and since then I have returned to the book, taking the time to do the challenges although I still haven’t got to the end of the 28-day journey that Rhonda takes us on. However, what it has done is remind me of the importance of making gratitude a part of my daily life and I can promise you that simply by doing this consistently I have seen some pretty radical shifts in perception, whilst manifesting things that had been on my wishlist for bloody ages.
You Can Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
As an energy practitioner and teacher, I totally believe that emotional challenges manifest in our body as illness, which is why I feel it’s important to forgive and take action to heal your mind. In this book, Louise has listed a wide range of ailments, suggested thought processes that have led to the ailment and affirmations. It is the one book that I will turn to whenever I have any kind of random illness or ailment. Although, it’s not a substitute for a medical opinion I did find that a lot of what she writes in the book really made sense and resonated with me.


WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS FOR THE SOUL?

Feel free to share your favourite books for the soul in the comments below.